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Oct 10, 2012

GMAT Tips: Preparing for a Computer-Adaptive Test

Today’s GMAT tip comes to us from Veritas Prep.  In today’s blog post, they discuss ways to prepare for the computer-adaptive nature of the GMAT.  Read on to see what they have to say! If you have spent more than a few minutes researching the GMAT, you know that it’s a... Read more »

Oct 2, 2012

Admissions Director Q&A: Hima Badu of the Indian School of Business

Hima Badu oversees admissions and financial aid for the Indian School of Business (ISB), which has campuses in Hyderabad and Mohali. Badu has a background in English literature and a master in management and worked for a marketing agency before joining ISB. In the interview that follows, she shares some... Read more »

Sep 27, 2012

Admissions Director Q&A: Sherry Wallace of the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School

Our 2014 Admissions Director Q&A with Kenan-Flagler’s Sherry Wallace is now available.  Sherry Wallace, director of MBA admissions at the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler School of Business, told us that she wants to make the admissions process as transparent as possible. “There is no advantage to us in our... Read more »

Sep 26, 2012

GMAT Tips – Sample Problem: Critical Reasoning, Bolded Statement Question

Today’s GMAT Tip comes to us from Kaplan. In this article, Kaplan GMAT instructor Bret Ruber explains how to tackle a Critical Reasoning question involving bolded statements: The practice GMAT problem below is an example of a Critical Reasoning bolded statement question.  On bolded statement questions with two separate bold statements,... Read more »

Sep 26, 2012

Clear Admit Co-Founder Graham Richmond Contributes to Wall Street Journal Article on MIT Sloan’s Oversubscribed Incoming Class

The Wall Street Journal consulted Clear Admit co-founder Graham Richmond as part of an article today about the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)’s Sloan School of Management, which has given scholarships to a handful of students scheduled to enter this fall in exchange for their agreeing to defer for a... Read more »

Sep 25, 2012

Clear Admit’s Stacey Oyler Featured in Article on Harvard Business School’s Application Changes

Marking yesterday’s round one application deadline at Harvard Business School (HBS), Poets&Quants today ran an article asking admissions consultants how the applicants they worked with on this year’s application to HBS felt about the school’s move to reduce its required essays from four to two. According to the P&Q report,... Read more »

Sep 25, 2012

Admissions Director Q&A: IESE’s Itziar de Ros

Itziar de Ros is MBA admissions director and president of the MBA Admissions Committee at IESE in Barcelona, Spain, where she herself obtained an MBA in 2006. After working as a marketing and sales consultant at DuPont, de Ros returned to IESE in 2007, holding roles in admissions, marketing and... Read more »

Sep 20, 2012

Admissions Director Q&A: Rodrigo Malta of the University of Texas at Austin’s McCombs School of Business

Our 2014 interview with McCombs’ Rodrigo Malta is available now.  Rodrigo Malta, a native of Brazil, moved to the United States for high school and college and ultimately graduated from the McCombs full-time MBA program in 2007. While a student at McCombs, he was highly involved in admissions activities, and... Read more »

Sep 19, 2012

GMAT Tips: How to Analyze an IR Two-Part Question

Today’s GMAT tip comes from test prep firm ManhattanGMAT. In this article, they provide helpful information on analyzing a two-part Integrated Reasoning question.  Read on to see what they have to say! This is the latest in a series of “How To Analyze” articles that began with the general “How To... Read more »

Sep 18, 2012

Admissions Director Q&A: Katelyn Rosa Stephenson of the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University

We were lucky enough to catch Katelyn Rosa Stephenson just weeks into her role as interim assistant dean and director of MBA admissions at the McDonough School of Business. But though she is new to heading up admissions, she is not new to McDonough. She joined the admissions staff in March... Read more »

Sep 14, 2012

Clear Admit’s Stacey Oyler Featured in Article on Business School Admissions Staffers Turned Admissions Consultants

Stacey Oyler, a senior admissions counselor here at Clear Admit who came to us from the admissions office at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business, was recently featured prominently in a Poets&Quants article about that very topic – namely, former admissions committee members at top MBA programs who become admissions consultants... Read more »

Sep 13, 2012

Admissions Director Q&A: Stephan Chambers of the Saïd Business School at Oxford University

Over the past decade plus, Stephan Chambers, the current MBA director at Oxford University’s Saïd Business School, has gotten to watch the school grow from about 50 students to more than 200 and from nowhere in the rankings to the top 20 in the world. Chambers, who is also the... Read more »

Sep 12, 2012

GMAT Tips – GMAT Sentence Correction Question Type: Modifiers

Today’s GMAT Tip comes to us from Kaplan. In this article, Kaplan GMAT instructor Bret Ruber provides helpful advice on answering Sentence Correction questions with modification errors: Of all of the common errors that appear in the sentence correction portion of the GMAT, modifiers are usually the last type for... Read more »

Sep 12, 2012

Admissions Director Q&A: James Frick of the Tepper School at Carnegie Mellon University

James Frick calls himself a lifer at Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business. “I have been at Tepper since 1998,” he says “Scary! How did that happen?” Frick began on the program side, which means that for his first five years there his function was much more working with... Read more »

Sep 6, 2012

Admissions Director Q&A: Megan Lynam of Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business

In our most recent interview as part of our continuing Admissions Director Q&A Series, we got to know Megan Lynam, the director of admissions for MBA and MMS programs at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. Lynam is no stranger to Fuqua. She earned her MBA there in 2003 and... Read more »

Sep 6, 2012

Admissions Director Q&A: Megan Lynam of Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business

In our most recent interview as part of our continuing Admissions Director Q&A Series, we got to know Megan Lynam, the director of admissions for MBA and MMS programs at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. Lynam is no stranger to Fuqua. She earned her MBA there in 2003 and... Read more »

Sep 4, 2012

Admissions Director Q&A: Christine Sneva of Cornell University’s Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management

Christine Sneva has been director of admissions at Cornell University’s S.C. Johnson School of Management since May 2011 and spent several years before that directing the school’s International Academic Exchange Program. There are a lot of interesting things happening right now at Johnson, she tells us. Not the least of... Read more »

Sep 4, 2012

Admissions Director Q&A: Christine Sneva of Cornell University’s Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management

Christine Sneva has been director of admissions at Cornell University’s S.C. Johnson School of Management since May 2011 and spent several years before that directing the school’s International Academic Exchange Program. There are a lot of interesting things happening right now at Johnson, she tells us. Not the least of... Read more »

Aug 30, 2012

Admissions Director Q&A: MIT Sloan School of Management’s Rod Garcia

An MIT Sloan veteran, Rod Garcia has been at the school for the past 24 years and admissions director for the last 13. Before coming to MIT Sloan in 1988, he worked in admissions at the University of Chicago. In the interview that follows, Garcia reveals that MIT Sloan had... Read more »

Aug 30, 2012

Admissions Director Q&A: MIT Sloan School of Management’s Rod Garcia

An MIT Sloan veteran, Rod Garcia has been at the school for the past 24 years and admissions director for the last 13. Before coming to MIT Sloan in 1988, he worked in admissions at the University of Chicago. In the interview that follows, Garcia reveals that MIT Sloan had... Read more »

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